January 29, 1985 |
Almost eight weeks past the deadline, Gov. George Deukmejian today appointed the five-member California State Lottery Commission to run the games approved by voters last November. Deukmejian said he will meet with the commissioners for the first time later today. "I plan to immediately discuss the selection of the lottery commission's executive director with the nominees," he said. "It shouldn't take very long. We've already gotten the names of some very good prospects."
January 26, 1999 |
A new state law legalizes a practice Californians have committed in unwitting lawlessness for years--scattering cremated ashes over the countryside. Still, certain venues are off-limits, among them lakes and streams. This makes the meticulous art of map-reading especially important at South Lake Tahoe: While California law prohibits scattering ashes in the lake, Nevadans are allowed to scatter ashes over any public waterway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2011 |
The tinted windows at Cafe Miss Cutie in Garden Grove are a giveaway that this isn't your ordinary coffeehouse. At about 20 tables, men play cards and smoke, tossing cigarette butts onto the wood floor seconds before lighting up again. High-pitched pop music pulsates as waitresses dressed in sexy lingerie — and sometimes less — deliver the brew the customers crave: Vietnamese coffee, strong and sweet, in a small glass topped with whipped cream. The cafe is one of about 20 in this Orange County city, which includes part of Little Saigon, one of the largest Vietnamese American enclaves in the U.S. It also is among those raided in March by more than 150 federal and local law enforcement officials, exposing an underbelly of what police say includes nudity, gambling and prostitution.